You Have My Permission

you have my permission to be healthy

If you have severe health problems or if you are planning a major change in your lifestyle, consulting with your physician to assure your body can handle that rapid change is a wise choice. However, there are plenty of small things we can change in our lives that can greatly impact our long-term health for good, without putting our short-term health at risk.

What to Expect in the Emergency Room

By John Resch
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No matter what, visiting an emergency room is a stressful experience. Staff members strive to do everything possible to make patients feel safe and comfortable. However, there are eight tips everyone should understand to help an ER visit go as smoothly as possible:

Deep Brain Stimulation helps Parkinson's patient gain control of his body

By Jason M Carlton
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Reggie, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2007, had heard about deep brain stimulation, or DBS, in which neurosurgeons implant electrical leads into the brain. Those leads are then connected to a small device called a neurostimulator, placed in the patient’s chest, which gives off electrical pulses that correct the misfirings in the brain that cause Parkinson’s symptoms.

Avoid Falling for Grocery Store Food Traps

By Ali Spencer, RD
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We’re all trying to be healthier and most of us seek out healthier foods in the grocery stores. Unfortunately, marketers hone in on key ingredients to maketheir products sound healthier, and more alluring at our expense. Watch out for these traps when you’re shopping and read your food labels to ensure you are getting what you think you are.

Helping New Graduates Stay Safe – And Their Parents Stay Sane – This Graduation Season

By Laura Klarman
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For high school graduation, both parents and their newly “adult” children are at a crossroads. Parents are worried about their kids driving around at all hours of the night, not knowing where they are or what they’re doing.  Graduates are worried about their future – losing touch with friends and entering the “real world.”